My wife and I bought a new pool last month...got a great off season deal. It has not been installed yet. I am wondering if any of you have any opinions on just where to set it up. I have a back yard that is free of trees except for one. It is a 100 year old Maple tree that is up close to the house on the west side of my yard...When we had our smaller intex inflatable which was a 12 or 15 foot round pool sort of in the middle of the yard it provided nice late afternoon shade starting around 3 or 3:30 pm. My new pool is 24 foot round above ground...Any thoughts on the tree...Should I get someone out to top it or purne it back any...I have a few overhanging brances that go out into the back yard. Should i just put it in the middle of the yard away from the tree. My neighbor on the east side also has 100 year old oak trees right along the property line on the east side of the yard. However they mostly grow up not out like the maple. I plan on putting a 10X12 or so deck off the pool next summer. I thought about putting the pool closer to my existing deck, which is 32 X16 right off the back of my house...but that puts the pool closer to the maple tree. Any thoughts about trees and what trouble they could cause my pool? Thanks for the help!